The Daily Populous

Sunday October 4th, 2020 evening edition

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Twitter is facing a growing backlash in the wake of Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis as users accuse it of double standards in the way it polices those who wish death on others.

On Friday Twitter confirmed that users who wish death upon the president were violating its terms of use.

Its abusive behaviour policy prohibits users from “wishing or hoping serious harm on a person or group of people”.

“Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed,” the company said in a tweet.

Earlier, a Twitter spokesman told the Guardian that the policy had been in place since April and applied to all users, not just Trump.

“Forgive me for being a bit of a snowflake, but surely wishing serious harm, fatal disease or death on someone/anyone should automatically mean suspension,” he said.

A spokesperson told Motherboard that Twitter was suspending some users but would not act on every tweet. »

Conservatives turn on Boris Johnson over handling of UK Covid crisis

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He recorded the second-lowest score of any cabinet member, with only education secretary Gavin Williamson performing worse.

Johnson added: “Provided people show common sense and they look on the local websites – that is the best way to get this virus down.”.

Jesse Norman, a Treasury minister, warned that Conservatives should be wary of tearing down institutions. »

Biden leads by 10 points as majority of Americans say Trump could have avoided coronavirus: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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Among those adults who are expected to cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election, the poll found that 51% were backing Biden, while 41% said they were voting for Trump.

Biden’s 10-point edge over Trump is 1 to 2 points higher than leads Biden posted over the past several weeks, though the increase is still within the poll’s precision limits of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

With about a month to go before the election, Biden has maintained an early advantage in securing the national popular vote. »

Keanu Reeves Actor Facts

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For more on the actor, including why he believed he was sent to “movie jail” for a decade, read on.

While there, Reeves had an opportunity to try out for the Windsor Spitfires, a hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League.

In order to combat this hurdle, Reeves began using “K.C. Reeves,” “Chuck Spadina,” and “Page Templeton III” instead. »

Trump mocked for signing apparently blank paper in ‘staged’ photos at Walter Reed

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The Trump administration’s credibility crisis continues as the president is mocked for apparently signing a blank piece of paper with a marker in photos taken at Walter Reed military hospital, in a vain attempt to show him working while fighting coronavirus.

His daughter, Ivanka Trump, shared one of the photos on her Twitter, with the caption: “Nothing can stop him from working for the American people.

White House reporter Andrew Feinberg also examined the photos and upon zooming into one of them, found that Mr Trump “appears to be signing his name to a blank sheet of paper”. »